Auction 125, Lot 591

"Palatinatus Bavariae", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Germany

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Compendio dal Theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

This charming little map describes the Bavarian region north of the river Danube, with Regensburg, Nuremburg, Bamburg. The map is fully engraved with forests, rivers and hundreds of villages and embellished with a bold title cartouche. The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published in Antwerp by Plantin Press. Italian text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: A

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/24/2008